Man Utd urged to ditch Saul, Grealish as transfer targets

Dimitar Berbatov thinks Man Utd should ditch any plans they had of signing Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish because the club already “have enough midfield players”.

There have been rumours that Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in more midfielders this summer with the likes of Saul and Grealish linkes with big-money moves to Old Trafford.

However, former Man Utd striker Berbatov reckons the Red Devils already have enough strength and depth in midfield, especially after the January signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

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Berbatov told BetFair: “Manchester United have been linked with Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid again.

“For me looking at the situation, Pogba is back, Fernandes is there, they have McTominay who needs to play regularly because he’s young and is doing so well, Mata is there, Matic is there who is great at what he does and to put one more in the mix is only okay if you are going to use them and have them playing regularly because that transfer will probably cost a lot of money.

“In my opinion, I think they have enough quality in the team anyway, especially with Pogba coming back, but maybe Solskjaer has a different decision and he has decided that they need someone to strengthen there.

“There have also been reports about United being interested in Jack Grealish, last week Sancho was their top target, this week it’s Grealish, next week it will be somebody else.

“There are so many players associated with a move to United at the moment, it is a good thing I suppose and for the players it boost their reputation.


“I can see Grealish being a better fit at United than someone else, he is used to the Premier League and he is producing great goals and assists.

“But, he is similar to Fernandes, Pogba and Mata in a way and you don’t want too much similarity in your team.”

Berbatov added: “With all these names mentioned it is going to be interesting to see if they actually sign any of them or maybe nobody will go because for me they have enough midfield players.

“Once they have finished this season, and players are out of contract or leave, then they may need someone.

“But if all of them stay, and they buy two more, then they will have to let a couple go, or if players aren’t happy then they need to go to the manager and tell them they aren’t happy with all other players in the same position.”


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